The dog was immediately happy to see the officers, and it almost seemed as if he had been waiting for them to help him. They noticed he was wearing a collar, and assumed he had somehow gotten separated from his family and was hoping they could help him find his way back.
Gary Levine, a public information officer at Lee County Sheriff’s Office, said:
Deputy Soto thought that the dog, named Hank according to his collar ID, might be hungry. [He] gave Hank the last of his dinner.
Hank was so excited to see the officers, and gratefully accepted some food and a ride. It turns out Hank hadn’t been gone for long, and his owners didn’t even realize he’d gotten out. But this good dog was smart enough to somehow know to ask cops for help in finding his family. Amazing! 🙂
h/t The Dodo